Manasota SCORE offers Workshops for new and existing businesses to assist entrepreneurs in starting up and successfully growing small businesses.
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Doing Business in Florida
If you've been considering starting your own small business, but are unsure of how and where to begin, don't miss out on this workshop. You will be provided with step by step information about how to start a business in Florida, the necessity of business planning, business structures, and profit and loss statements. Once you have successfully completed this session, you will be better able to decide if your business idea is worth pursuing, and you will be armed with the information necessary to continue onward with your business endeavor.
Marketing to Your Target Market
Marketing can be as easy as P.I.E. Whether you are just starting your business or struggling to grow an existing business, this workshop is for you. Should you spend your marketing time and money online or in traditional marketing? Is a Facebook page the best place to market your company? By the end of this session, you will have the answers to these questions. You’ll also have a list of actionable steps you can take immediately to market your business for success. And the best part? You’ll understand how to decide what your company should budget for marketing and promotion and how to have impact with that money.
Converting Prospects to Customers – “Everything Starts with a Sale"
This workshop is a basic training program on Sales. It will reacquaint experienced sales people with the many elements of a selling process and will teach new sales people the skills needed to find prospects and turn them into customers. You will learn that the sales method needed will vary depending upon the complexity and cost of the product or service being sold. You will be shown the various steps of a sale and then taught the needed skills to make you a professional sales person. Once you have successfully completed this session, you will be prepared to initiate a Sales Plan for your business to create prospects which can be converted to sales and profits. You will understand the importance of each step of the selling process and will have learned the skills necessary to turn a prospect into a customer!
A variety of specialized workshops are offered throughout the year and we can create customized programs such as an "Orientation to Business" which we provide to a local Technical College.